A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

A game to make and play based on the number line.

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?